Mr. Hendler is a Vice President in the Research Department having joined Optima In 2013. He is currently responsible for covering the firm’s US equity allocations, and formerly had coverage of discretionary and systematic managers in the global macro space. Earlier in his career with Optima, he was an Analyst with the firm’s Investor Relations Department, covering all of Optima’s commingled funds, single manager funds, and advisory products. Prior to joining Optima, Mr. Hendler worked as a Senior Litigation Paralegal at Wigdor LLP, a leading employment, entertainment, and civil rights law firm, where he assisted the firm’s partners with several federal litigations and court trials. Mr. Hendler graduated from Tufts University where he received a B.A. in History and a Minor in Economics.